Inspect all maintenance equipment and facilities
to ensure compliance with fire and safety
regulations and existence of satisfactory
Monitor training, qualification, and licensing of
equipment operators and drivers.
Maintain a Trend Analysis Program, either
through the periodic review of inspection
records, noting any recurring discrepancies
requiring special attention, or at the request of
the work center supervisor for a particular
problem area on a one-time or continuing basis.
Develop checklists for auditing work centers
and specific maintenance programs.
Billet descriptions are to be prepared for QA
personnel to ensure that all QA functions and
responsibilities are assigned to individual QAIs
assigned to the QA branch.
QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTOR
All personnel being considered for selection as a
Be senior in grade and experience. This is
defined to mean a first class petty officer or
background. It is recognized though, that
require the use of other than E-6 or above
personnel. Under these circumstances, the
most experienced personnel available, as
determined by the maintenance officer, may be
temporarily designated as a QAI or CDQAI as
Have fully developed skills and experience
related to the technical fields under their
Be able to research, read, and interpret
drawings, technical manuals, and directives.
Be able to write with clarity and technical
Be stable and excellent in performance.
Be observant, alert, and inquisitive.
QAI/CDQAIs are designated in writing by the
commanding officer after recommendation by the V-2
maintenance officer, the V-2 division officer, and the air
department officer on the ALRE Quality Assurance
Inspector Recommendation/Designation form (fig.
As stated earlier in this chapter, CDIs are assigned
to the work centers and are to inspect all work and
comply with all QA objectives and requirements during
all maintenance actions performed by their respective
work centers. They will also be familiar with the
provisions of the various QA and maintenance
management programs managed and monitored by the
QA will establish minimum qualifications for
personnel recommended for CDI. All CDIs must be
PQS qualified on the particular type of equipment that
they are assigned to inspect during maintenance. In
addition, while CDIs are performing QA duties, they
are responsible to the QA branch supervisor, ensuring
that all maintenance, safety, and QA requirements are
met by the work center by performing spot checks of all
in-progress maintenance and work.
CDIs are designated in writing by the air
department officer after recommendation by the V-2
maintenance officer and the V-2 division officer (see
All QA inspectors (QAI/CDQAIs and CDIs) will
be required to demonstrate their knowledge and ability
by passing a written test administered by the QA
branch. Personnel assigned to perform QA functions
(QAI/CDQAIs and CDIs) will receive continuous
training in inspecting, testing, and quality control
methods specifically applicable to their area of
responsibility. They will also receive cross training in
the performance of duties outside their area of
responsibility. This training will include local training
courses, OJT, rotation of assignments, and required
formal equipment and QA training schools.
QUALITY ASSURANCE AUDITS
QA audits are essential elements of an effective QA
program. They provide an evaluation of performance
and program compliance throughout the division by
investigating, and correcting program deficiencies on a
regular basis. Audits are used to evaluate specific